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SRFA should not conduct elections, says ACB boss

The incumbent SRFA Humba led committee was set to go unopposed

Reyneck Matemba issued the restraining order
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The Anti-Corruption Bureau ACB has stopped Southern Region Football Association SRFA elections.

It does not want Saturday’s vote to go ahead after suspected corruption allegations were laid against the nomination process of candidates.

Given the SRFA Elective General Meeting had preceded, the process would have been more ceremonial since the incumbent committee was set to go unopposed.

A restraining notice issued on Tuesday by ACB Director Reyneck Matemba reads in part: “Investigations into the allegations reported by unnamed aspirants in the elections have since commenced.

“The Anti-Corruption Bureau has instituted an investigation in respect of suspected offenses under the Corrupt Practices Act.

Take notice that you shall not, without written notice, proceed to conduct, or arrange, facilitate or allow the conduct of the Elective General Assembly for the Southern Region Football Association on 14th November 2020 or any other date whatsoever.”

SRFA becomes the latest Association to receive a restraining order against holding elections.

Last week, ACB also prevented Central Region Football Association on CRFA from conducting its elective general meeting this weekend.

CRFA responded by notifying Central Region Football League district Chairperson regarding the suspension of the EGM.

In a statement, the Association’s General Secretary Benard Chiwiruwiru Harawa said: “We regret to inform you that we are not holding our EGM following a restriction order by ACB today (Wednesday).

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